The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation appoints 2019 Mentors

This year’s Mentors are an outstanding group of accomplished real-world actors who bring a rich and diverse set of experiences to the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation community. Mentors play a critical role supporting our Scholars with valuable advice and insights.



This year, the important place of Mentors is evolving in new directions. With the introduction of the Foundation’s new Institutes of Engaged Leadership, Mentors have a hands-on role providing support to experiential learning activities, including the Institutes which are centered on the theme of Power & Knowledge. In addition, Mentors will assist Scholars as they prepare a conference on this theme in Year Two of the program, and a unique knowledge dissemination project in Year Three.


Learn more about our 2019 Mentors:

Lia Grimanis

Christine Hanson

Nadia Joe (Keghaala)

Rita Karakas

Shannon Litzenberger

Laxmi Parthasarathy

Robert Steiner